Sunday, 8 December 2013

namak mandi

you took me out 
of it
where I was
with water and wire
with loving and laughter
---no more
                                     the way you enhanced
my life with colours
with erasing smoke and somali strangers
speaking a tongue unknown
to know-----
it exists out there still 
there, with star-crossed plans
there singing terribly in grams
there in namak mandi
the salt market
you took it out of me
you took me out
of it
and I love you so much 
                                    for taking it out of me
-ten million billion times-